Hanukkah Muffins

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Add a splash of blue and white to the feast as you celebrate eight nights of Hanukkah with blueberry white chocolate muffins!

Unlike the oil, these muffins will not last all eight days. Like the Israeli flag, they are blue and white – colors that are especially meaningful during the Hanukkah holiday that celebrates the Jewish victory (a “military miracle”) against the ancient Seleucid Empire, which was the center of Greek culture during the 2nd century BCE.

Light and fluffy, these muffins are bursting with vanilla and have crunchy, sweet edges. Perfect for breakfasts on-the-go, you can also serve this healthy option alongside the traditional oily foods like potato latkes and fried doughnuts.

These muffins are simple to prepare – just mix the wet ingredients in one bowl, the dry in the other, and then combine. No mixer required.

Whether you are celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanzaa, have a delicious holiday (and enjoy these heavenly muffins)!

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Hanukkah Muffins (makes 12)

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 large eggs
1/2 cup whole milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup blueberries
¼ cup white chocolate chips

1.Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease muffin pan with cooking spray or line with paper liners.
2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
3. In a separate mixing bowl, mix butter, eggs, milk, and vanilla.
4. Pour wet ingredients over the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined.
5. Spoon batter into greased muffin pan, filling each muffin cup about 2/3 full.
6. Prod several blueberries and white chocolate chips on the tops of each muffin.
7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the muffin comes out clean.


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